I am not a fiction writer, I am more of a diary/random thought writer. I used to write fiction when I was in high school but that was because it was encouraged during English classes. My writing was based on real stories rather than pure fiction. My characters and plots were based on people that I knew and this was mainly about my life. As a young girl, from the age of 7-17, I felt misunderstood and mistreated by everyone around me. Writing was my only way out. I never thought about writing again until I moved and lived in Belgium for 4 months.
I didn't speak any French and I would jump on anyone who spoke English and who expressed interest in being friends. I was lonely and broke. Not easy when you are in a strange country and you don't speak the language. Being broke was the main problem as you really can't go out to meet people if you don't have money. (I was so broke, I was living on potatoes/rice- Bread was even too expensive at one point) But then because I was lonely andRead More »from How I Rediscovered Writing